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Musical Notes: Janet Jackson

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We haven’t quite decided how we feel about Janet Jackson’s new album, so we’re going to hold off on a review (as if you’re going to listen to us, anyway). Unsurprisingly, “So Excited,” has infected us. Sure, the beats are a bit uninspired, but it’s still pretty infectious. And, we heart Janet for life.

To mark our pseudo-obsession, we’re posting Janet’s performance from Oprah two days ago. The choreography may be a snooze, but we know you’re easily entertained, and who can resist a little Janet in the morning hours?

Also, do we see Brian Friedman: that horrible mess from So You Think You Can Dance? in there? Bleck.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 28, 2006
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  • 15 Comments
    • Anthony
      Anthony

      20 y.o. is a Hot album!!
      I mixed old skool and and some new cool.
      I love it!!
      Congrats Janet!

      Sep 28, 2006 at 6:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Angela
      Angela

      i love the hell outta this Janet album; from start to finish she keeps me listening. I’m so proud of her for this.

      Sep 28, 2006 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • storer
      storer

      Janet is the hottest… this is the BEST album ever!

      Sep 28, 2006 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy
      Andy

      I love 20 Y.O.!

      Sep 28, 2006 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TONY
      TONY

      THIS IS THE JANET I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS IS HER BEST ALBUM SINCE VELVET ROPE I LOVE THIS CD

      Sep 28, 2006 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kelijah
      Kelijah

      No fillers, no overly sexual songs, this is a very strong album. She truely sounds happy and content with life. Thanks Janet for 20 Years + of Great Quality Music…

      Sep 28, 2006 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ImNeverWrong
      ImNeverWrong

      It’s pretty bland. Scrap that. It’s very bland. I hate it. Uninspired crap that sounds like Mariah’s last album. Do yourself a favor and pick up “Design Of A Decade” instead. That way you’ll be getting Janet’s original hits, not the cheap knock offs of them found on 20yo.

      Thanks for reading. And remember, I’m never wrong.

      Sep 28, 2006 at 7:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ralphie
      ralphie

      WOW, i love this album, janet is more confident it seems, than ever before, janet, jd, and jj, tl, did the damn thing on this record, there is something for everyone on this album, janet has never had a bad album in my eyes, and she never dissapoints, cant wait for the tour and more things to come from this album, loooooovveee it

      JANET FAN FOR 10 YEARS

      Sep 28, 2006 at 7:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jessixxxa
      Jessixxxa

      It’s dreadful. There aren’t any really good songs on this record. Even the two best tracks (the singles) that came out were flops. Do you really need any more proof? Didn’t think so. Beyonce’s album is much more fun and fresh sounding. Not to mention she can actually sing. She doesn’t whisper/coo over everything like Janet does.

      Sep 28, 2006 at 7:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BLKS
      BLKS

      There are 3 fantastic songs on this album. “So Excited”, “This Body” and “With U”. The rest of it is filler. Save your money and dowload these 3 songs and don’t even bother with the rest.

      Sep 28, 2006 at 7:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BadBoizz
      BadBoizz

      GO AWAY STUPID HATERS!!! HAVE YOU LISTENED TO THE ALBUM?? THIS ALBUM RULES!!!! STRAIGHT UP MF#CKERS!!! BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!

      Sep 28, 2006 at 7:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EisOnDaMoney
      EisOnDaMoney

      Is Janet Jackson hoping that by naming her new album 20 Y.O., people might think she’s talking about her own age? In reality, the album’s title merely marks the anniversary of Janet’s big breakthrough, 1986’s Control. But it’s been awhile since Janet’s shown any authority; even her Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction drooped as a musical moment. With this release, she decides to re-create the magic of her best work, using the same producers (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, along with boyfriend Jermaine Dupri) and pretty much the same material. The only problem? Dated songs like “So Excited” and “Do It 2 Me” end up sounding like they’re, well, 20 years old.

      Sep 28, 2006 at 8:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joey
      Joey

      Im glad that Janet is getting such positive posts (minus 1 or 2 haters). i love the album and im glad im not alone

      Sep 29, 2006 at 7:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jerry
      Jerry

      Brian Friedman is so totally Janet Jackson’s bitch.

      Sep 29, 2006 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jerry
      Jerry

      And people are going to call me a hater for this, but the song is just completely warmed over, from the opening Herbie Hancock sample onwards.

      Unlike some of the more, umm, rabid fans posting comments to this entry, I was actually fifteen when Control first came out, so I was actually cognizant enough to see what was up with Janet from album number 3, and what she’s doing now is not among her best work, and frankly, I think she knows it, because I don’t recall her ever promoting a new album on Oprah, though to be perfectly honest, I was so disappointed with Damita Jo that other than the Super Bowl thing, I really didn’t notice any other promotion she may have done for it.

      Sep 29, 2006 at 8:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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